Saudi Arabia is biggest 5G adopter in the Gulf, report shows

Saudi Arabia’s 5G speed was “much faster than the global average”

  
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DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has recorded the highest adoption of 5G technology compared to its Gulf neighbors, a new report showed.


Ookla, an Internet intelligence firm, revealed that the Kingdom had the most number of devices connected to 5G since its commercial release in 2019.

It was measured by looking at the ratio of samples from devices connected to 5G to the number of samples from all 5G-capable devices, which the firm said is an indicator of the maturity of a country’s 5G market.

Qatar came second, followed by the UAE. Oman, which only launched 5G early this year, was at the bottom of the list.

The report also noted Saudi Arabia’s 5G speed was “much faster than the global average.”

Its median download speed was 127 percent faster at 322.42 Mbps.

The Saudi Telecom Company emerged as the fastest operator in the Kingdom, but Mobily recorded the highest rating from customers.

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